The New Zealand All Blacks have picked a 35-strong training squad to prepare for the forthcoming visit of Ireland for a three match test series in June, and it’s pretty interesting to see the turnover of personnel since their victorious World Cup. Continue reading
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In any catalogue of modern out-halves, the names of Grant Fox, Michael Lynagh, Joel Stransky, Stephen Larkham and Jonny Wilkinson inevitably feature at the top. Continue reading
Just Who is this Colin Slade?
Slade has the unenviable task of filling Dan Carter’s shoes for the remainder of the tournament. Seeing as that’s a difficult task, the onus of responsibility will pass to other Kiwi senior players, notably McCaw, Smith and Read. Continue reading
Marge, You Made Me Miss Joe Theismann
Frans Steyn is apparently out of the World Cup. Steyn’s return to the No12 jersey during this World Cup was a revelation. It’d be obviously incorrect to say that the centre partnership of de Villiers and Fourie lacks physicality, but the strength that Steyn brings to the role, the amount of go-forward ball he generated and the unorthodoxy of his ridiculous gamut of skills gave the Springbok midfield something the Mole didn’t even realise it was lacking. Continue reading